Expert Video - Is remission the same in younger or older patients with AML?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) expert Dr. Barry Skikne discusses the differences in AML remission in younger and older patients with AML. In elderly patients, the duration of remission may be shorter than younger patients, although this may not always be the case. Older patients may not be able to have the most intensive treatment commonly used in induction and consolidation due to age, other health conditions, or for other reasons, or they may have an aggressive type of AML or other conditions that keep them from receiving intensive chemotherapy.

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